Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wednesday Whinnies - The WOW Edition!

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! So much exciting stuff has been happening over the past week that I barely neigh where to start! As you know, I have started work with a gentleman who is an expert in Doma Vaquera. This is a Spanish riding art that is the basis of all the "cowboy" arts. He normally works with Lusitanian horses, and I am the first Percheron he has worked with, so he had no idea how things would go.

We walked into the riding arena together:

And he started talking to me:

I listened very hard:

He lunged me:

And taught me how to listen:

And then he rode me:

My next lesson was on Sunday, and he was amazed at how well I remembered everything he had taught me. He talks to me really nicely!

And he says I am amazingly supple:

I like it when he rides me!

My next lesson is this afternoon. I can't wait!
Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! As you know I am back with Uncle E and Ms. S at my birth home and, yesterday, I had my first work session. Uncle E is pretty funny in how he takes me down to the tack room:

 Hey Ho, Hey Ho!!!

Into the woods...

And the logging begins...

Of course, I had to be a little bit naughty, just to keep up my reputation.

But overall, I was a pretty good boy!

I will be working again on Thursday. Busy days for #1!!!


  1. Wow Violette. You are an exellent student and its good to see you enjoy your lessons as well. San tells is that she wishes we are as clever as you are. Vidock, you are very strong and work so hard. A little naughtiness is understandable.

  2. Violette, it looks like you are having a good time and learning well :)
    We bet you will learn quickly too as you like what you are doing.
    Vidock, you are doing a good job hauling those logs.
    Good to see you still have a bit of silly in you yet ;) heehee
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. You are doing so good sweet Violette and Vidock, it's great to see you at work pal.

  4. Wow Violette, you are doing very well with the lessons. Sounds like he is pretty impressed by how good you've learned!
    Vidock, I love seeing your naughty side :-)

  5. Very impressive! You a very good student Violette, Vidock, on the contrary is a bit naughty ;) Lot of purrs!

  6. Wowwie! You both look like yous horses that are having fun! And a Man Horse has to kick up his heels every now and then (it was probably the evil squirrel in the underbrush -- right Vidock?)

  7. Wow is right, Violette and Vidock - you both are doing fantastic at your schooling. Vidock, we were quite impressed with your galloping off:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. Violette, we are very impressed. You look as though you are learning a lot from your teacher. And it's great to see the big V working hard.

  9. how exciting for both of you - remember to have fun but listen :)

  10. You two are both doing so well! Violette, I think you are especially talented to remember your lessons so well! Sometimes I try to give a High Five when I am just supposed to Stay.

  11. Tu as bien raison Vidock ... il faut un peu faire l'idiot, comme le travail devient un peu moins pénible.

    Je dois avouer que je ne vois pas vraiment une percheronne, surtout plutôt massive comme Violette, faire de la doma vaquera. Il y a un truc qui doit m'échapper.
    Les chevaux de doma vaquera sont ronds, puissants, mais pas du tout massifs. Il faut des chevaux vifs, très réactifs.

  12. You are doing very well Violette,and having a teacher you like makes it much easier for you to get on well.
    Vidock, you are doing well in your work, and of course you must have a little bit of naughtiness now and again.

  13. Wow! You both are doing great work. We love that Big V a little naughty too.

  14. Violette, we are glad you are enjoying your lessons and your teacher! Vidock, it's good to kick up your heels once in a while ;)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  15. School and work, will make you both better horses in the long run.

  16. You both are having some exciting times!

  17. Violette! What an excellent PERFECT girl you are! We knew you would be and I am solo proud of your progress and sweetness already! I missed yesterday but you are the first to see today! Neighs back to you and Vidock. You are naughty indeed but hey, you are a youngster yet and why not? Right?


  18. You're very talented, Violette ! Can't wait to see your progress ! We love to see you working in the woods, Vidock : it looks like you're made for this ! Purrs


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